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5 More May Celebrations

Earlier this month, when deciding what May celebration to talk about, I went with May is “Date Your Mate” month. But several other May celebrations that I wasn’t familiar with caught my eye. Here are 5 more that we still have time to celebrate. 1. Lucky Penny Day. (May 23) A day to celebrate and reinforce...

A Thoughtful Last Minute Mother’s Day Gift

If time got away from you and you’re wondering what you can give the special mom in your life that won’t have that clearly grabbed-at-the-last-minute-out-of-desparateness look to it, here’s an idea for you. Find a fun frame – if you don’t have one on hand, craft stores and discount stores generally have great options –...

May is Date Your Mate Month!

There are so many celebrations and weird ‘holidays’ in May, I was having trouble deciding which one to write about. When I came across Dennis Spielman’s Uncovering Oklahoma’s 2014 Date Idea Book, I knew that International Tuba Day (first Friday in May), Lumpy Rug Day (May 3) and No Socks Day (May 8) weren’t going...

Easter – it’s Not Just for Bunnies Anymore

I wanted to send you an Easter smile. In deference to those who observe a somber Good Friday, I’m trading in the Friday Five for a Thursday Tickle. Following is a special Easter Parade of Easter-Bunny-Wannabes! (Or in some cases, Easter-Bunny-DON’T Wannabes!!) MAY YOU ALL HAVE A HAPPY AND BLESSED EASTER!

Celebrate GOOD DEEDS DAY on March 9

The seventh annual Good Deed Day is being celebrated on March 9, 2014. This international event was started in 2007 to encourage people to  focus on good and do good in simple ways – in the form of a ‘good deed.’ And what a wonderful response has resulted! To read about the story and mission...

5 Ways to Say ‘I Love You’ Without Words

Valentine’s Day brings with it expectations about how we will express our love: flowers, candy, jewelry, dinner out, stuffed animals and Hallmark cards. There’s nothing wrong with any of those things – other than they’re a little. . . well, predictable. Sometimes it’s the little things – the quietest gestures – that say “I love...

How to Write a Love Letter
How To Write A Love Letter To Your Spouse – And Why You Should

Your mate deserves a love letter from you. Words they can hold in their hand and press against their heart. Words that last past the saying of them. Words that can hearten them in tough times and make them smile in sad times. When the tornadoes, floods, and fires hit, what do people grab in...

Friday Five #6

Friday Five. It may be informational, entertaining, inspirational, or some combination. It may be five related thoughts, or five random topics. But it will be short. And it will leave you with a new thought, idea, or smile on your face. Welcome to the pre-Valentine edition. I had planned to cover the Valentine’s Day idea...

Marital Bingo

If you’re looking for a Valentine’s Day gift for your spouse that has a little more entertainment value than a bouquet of flowers, how about trying some Marital Bingo? Here’s how it works: You both list 24 things  you would like the other to do. Vary the list by including some that can be done...

Christmas Stocking Stuffers – Where to Find Them, How to Wrap Them; the Stocking Stuffer Extravaganza Finale!

WELCOME TO DAY 5 OF THE STOCKING STUFFER EXTRAVAGANZA! We’re wrapping up (pun not originally intended – but it works) the stocking stuffer extravaganza with great tips on where to buy stocking stuffers and ideas on how to wrap them. You already know you can go on-line and find almost anything you want – and...